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How Safe Are Your Patients? - June 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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J U N E 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 5 3 I n minimally invasive sur- gery, smaller incisions and the ability to visualize minuscule details make a big difference. I'm always on the look- out for improve- ments and innova- tions, and I found many in the exhibit hall at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons' conference in Boston in March that were worth a look. Here's my take on what I saw. What's New for Minimally Invasive Surgery? Advanced imaging, robotic assistance and other looks into laparoscopy's future at the SAGES exhibit hall. Sharona B. Ross, MD, FACS Tampa, Fla. • AFFORDABLE ROBOTICS Dr. Ross (seated) checks out the ALF-X surgical robotic system at the TransEnterix booth. The company says ALF-X provides robotic benefits at an affordable cost.

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